Indian Railways has embarked on a transformative journey to modernise its infrastructure, with a bold investment plan of Rs.7 trillion set to unfold over the next ten years.
The primary focus is to add 50,000 kilometers of state-of-the-art tracks, setting the stage for the integration of high-speed trains, including the iconic Vande Bharat Express and future bullet trains.
The vision behind this ambitious project is to enhance travel efficiency and reduce passenger commute times, positioning railways as the preferred mode of transport in India. This initiative aligns with the government’s broader infrastructure development agenda, with the Vision India 2047 initiative proposing a record-high capital spending of Rs 10 trillion in 2023-24 for the reinforcement of roads, ports, and railways.
The commitment to innovation is evident through the deployment target of 4,500 Vande Bharat trains by 2047, showcasing advanced rail technology. The imminent launch of the first Amrit Bharat Train further exemplifies India’s technological prowess and commitment to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. These endeavours collectively signify a monumental step towards establishing India as a global leader in rail technology.